CUPE SPRING SCHOOL 2023 – OPEN FOR ACTIVE STEWARDS
*Please choose 1 of the 5 offered courses and an alternate – Deadline March 31*
Most CUPE Education is currently being offered online only.
Check the CUPE.ca website for updates.
To find information about courses being offered and the dates, visit this page regularly for updates.
For CUPE courses you may register if there is space and you know that your union leave from your job will be approved. Then fill in this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Current offerings – follow the link to register online (using your personal email address) by the deadline noted:
- See the CUPE calendar at this link – https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/events?province_id=1
- Vancouver & District Labour Council calendar
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COURSES
from the BCFED Health & Safety Centre
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre was first established to help train workers and workplace representatives so they could act with confidence and competence on their considerable legal rights and responsibilities as provided by occupational health and safety law. Meeting and exceeding this legislation remains a focus for the Centre. In the face of unchecked occupational hazards and much suffering, full implementation of these rights and responsibilities is an absolute necessity, socially and morally.
Become a health and safety advocate in your worksite!
Course descriptions and availability here
Find a course to take? Email the office to confirm you can get leave from work to attend.
To apply for courses (unless another form is provided or you are directed to register online) you can print out and complete this form – L23 Course Application 2021 fillable – and send to the office or fill it in, save and email it as an attachment.
Truth & Reconciliation Resources
Most of the resources on this page are the result of the work of CUPE 23 members at Burnaby Public Library. The members of the BPL Indigenous Initiatives Working Group who’s purpose is to develop and implement activities within the three development areas: Internal Learning, Organizational change, community engagement & activities for the public. We are grateful for their work and permission to share it with you.
The unceded land we are on:
*Unceded Indigenous territory or homelands refers to Indigenous lands over which no treaties have been signed between First Nations and the Crown
- Indigenous History in Burnaby Resource Guide, Burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
- Guidelines for Indigenous Territory Land Acknowledgement in Burnaby, Burnaby.ca
- Interactive Map showing Indigenous territories, language and treaties, Whose Land
- Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language place name map, Squamishatlas.com
- Making Coast Salish Territorial Acknowledgements Matter video, Coast Salish Cultural Network
- Traditional, Ancestral & Unceded: A Conversation on Territorial Acknowledgements, Burnaby Village Museum
Guides & Terminology:
- Indigenous Peoples: Language Guidelines, UBC
- Indigenous Peoples: a guide to terminology, usage tips & definitions, Indigenous Corporate Training
- Indigenous legends about various Vancouver landmarks, written by E. Pauline Johnson (Takehionwake), Legends of Vancouver
- Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers, Littlecrane Consulting
- Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC, The BC Teachers’ Federation
Truth and Reconciliation:
- Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, trc.ca
- Truth and Reconciliation Report and Recommendations, Canadian Federation of Library Associations
- Every Child Matters- Truth act one (video) and Every Child Matters – Reconciliation act two (video)
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (pdf)
- Implementing UNDRIP in Canada, Justice.gc.ca
- Library opens new chapter of indigenization, TRU
- Indigenous Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021, Mount Royal University
- Indigenizing the Library: An Interview with Kayla Lar-Son, UofA
- Being a Better Ally in Promoting Indigenous Librarianship, IndigenousLIS